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Adam Schrum, PhD

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Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine
Courtesy Appointment, Division of Animal Sciences, CAFNR

NextGen Focus Area: Cancer, Infectious Disease

Dr. Schrum’s lab is focused on physiologic signaling networks and how they function in molecular and cellular immunity. A main goal for his research is to increase the understanding of how T cells of the immune system decide whether to destroy or tolerate healthy, infected or cancerous tissue, with an eye toward applying lessons learned to design immunotherapies. 

Precision Health Impact:

  • Understanding how the immune system responds to cancer or infection.
  • Investigating T cell responses during development, infection, autoimmunity and cancer. 

Department website: https://medicine.missouri.edu/faculty/adam-g-schrum-phd